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    tug

    tug - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tug

    Definition
    (noun) a sudden abrupt pull
    Synonyms : jerk
    Definition
    (noun) a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
    Synonyms : towboat , tower , tugboat
    Definition
    (verb) pull hard
    Example Sentence
    • The prisoner tugged at the chains
    • This movie tugs at the heart strings
    Definition
    (verb) strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    Synonyms : drive , labor , labour , push
    Example Sentence
    • She tugged for years to make a decent living
    • We have to push a little to make the deadline!
    • She is driving away at her doctoral thesis
    Definition
    (verb) tow (a vessel) with a tug
    Example Sentence
    • The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor
    Definition
    (verb) carry with difficulty
    Synonyms : lug , tote
    Example Sentence
    • You'll have to lug this suitcase
    Definition
    (verb) move by pulling hard
    Example Sentence
    • The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud
    Definition
    (verb) pull or strain hard at
    Example Sentence
    • Each oar was tugged by several men
    Definition
    (verb) struggle in opposition
    Example Sentence
    • She tugged and wrestled with her conflicts
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tug

first tug her hand, then hug her & finally ...

similar to tuck

think of taang (leg) in hindi. He suddenly pulled his taang (leg)

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